You only seek meaning (self actualisation) when you have the basics covered.
Mark_A, that's spot on. That's what I feel. I've been operating out of a context of need thus far and now that context is proving to be limiting.
Currently my needs are more or less met though the conflict is born from the idea of 'should I keep doing what I'm doing to make sure my needs are met for the long-term future' and 'I'd like to do something non-profit that has real meaning'.
And while there are so many worthwhile causes, I would need to find something that genuinely speaks to me and gets me fired up.